Re: I need some good shoes
- From: ▀Slack <dont_even_think@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 17:22:09 -0700
On Mon, 06 Aug 2007 00:18:22 -0700, G.T. <getnews1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
?Slack wrote:On Sun, 05 Aug 2007 08:34:04 -0700, Crescentius Vespasianus <jazzyboss@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
?Slack wrote:Thanks. After reading massive amounts of shoe reviews, manufacturer websites, roadie websites.. etc.,I need some good mtb shoes.-------------
Easy / secure [non-laced] strap method.
Decent walkers on both dirt and rock, but stiff enough to be efficient spinners.
Must NOT haves:
Bright red, yellow, white... or any other gay color scheme.
Hot / warm.
Cause your foot to go numb.
Uncomfortable in any way or have a "break-in" period.
Doesn't cost > $180 (or thereabout).
So, what do you recommend?
Sidi mega's are of course the best, but they're $229, so I'd either go with a Shimano, Lake, or Nashbar sandal.
I did order some Sidi Dominator 5's that were on sale. Hopefully,I can stay on the bike long enough that I
don't wear out the sole too fast. I do see they have a couple shoe models with replaceable soles, but I couldn't
bring myself to pay $300+ for a pair. Maybe my tune will change down the road.
I went thru this exercise recently with dress shoes for work. Bottom line is, and I know there are [rare]
exceptions/limits, but better comfort and longevity always come with a higher $$ tag.
That is so untrue. I never spend more than $75 on bike shoes and they've all met your specs (except for my current pair of Answers which got much narrower when they moved production from Korea to China). My last pair were comfortable right from the start and lasted forever.
I'm not at all discounting your experience. Believe me, I've been wearing inexpensive shoes my
entire life, but I'm rarely happy with them over the long run either due to premature failure or
an excessively long break-in period. It doesn't bring me any pleasure to spend $$ on shoes, but
I finally broke down awhile ago and bought my first >$100 dress shoe. That was it. I'm done with el cheapo
shoes from here on out... as long as I can afford it.
My $38 Shimanos were pretty comfy fit wise, but many times my foot would feel like it was on fire. And, on long
DH's, I was sure the muscles/tendons in the arch of my feet were going to tear apart.
I might be exceptionally sensitive. too; if the bottom of my feet are in this shape http://www.pbase.com/image/83480846 ,
it's been a very good month.
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